ACI Certification Programs Offered By JCA

 As a Sponsoring Group , JCA offers 8 certification programs in a variety of areas within the industry. for more details about the offered  programs , refer to the links below for each program. 

ACI Certification Programs

​Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I

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​Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on  freshly mixed concrete 

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Concrete Strength Testing Technician

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 A Concrete Strength Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of four basic laboratory procedures related to the determination of concrete compressive and flexural strength Find Out More >>>

​Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1

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​Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1  is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of basic field and laboratory procedures for aggregates Find Out More >>>

Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 2

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Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 2 i s an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of advanced laboratory procedures for aggregates 

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Aggregate/Soils Base Testing Technician

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Aggregate/Soils Base Testing Technician  is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of basic field and laboratory procedures for aggregates and soils  Find Out More >>> 

Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 2

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A Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician—Level 2 is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of advanced laboratory procedures for aggregates and concrete.  

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Concrete Construction Special Inspector

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 A Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person qualified to inspect and record the results of concrete construction inspection based on codes and job specifications. The program covers inspection during preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations. 

 An Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person who is knowledgeable about inspection procedures for concrete construction, including preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations; but does not have the experience required to qualify as an ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector. 

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Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector

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A Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector is a person who has demonstrated proficiency in concrete inspection methods for transportation projects, including preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations.

A Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector-in-Training is a person who has demonstrated knowledge in concrete inspection methods for transportation projects, but does not have the experience required to qualify as an ACI Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector   Find Out More >>>  

 

​Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I

Definition:

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A Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete.   

Who Should Attend:

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Contractors, Municipalities, Engineers, Ready Mixed Industry - anyone involved in concrete  and testing, or anyone requiring a re-certification (5 years maximum). 

Course Summary:​

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The ACI Certification Program for Concrete Field Testing Technicians - Grade 1 has been developed for the purpose of certifying concrete technicians who have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to perform, properly, the basic field  tests on plastic concrete. 

Scope & Knowledge:

 

The program requires a working knowledge of the following ASTM test methods and practices:

  

  • C1064/C1064M—Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete. 
  • C172/C172M—Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete. 
  • C143/C143M—Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete. 
  • C138/C138M—Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete. 
  • C231/C231M—Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method. 
  • C173/C173M—Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method. 
  • C31/C31M—Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field.

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Requirements:

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both of the following  requirements:


1.   A passing grade on the ACI written examination; AND
2.   Successful completion of the ACI performance examination.


The one-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of 55 multiple-choice questions.

There are between five  and ten questions on each of the  ASTM test methods and practices. 
To pass the written examination, BOTH of the following conditions must be met:


1.    At least 60% correct for each of the required test methods and practices; AND
2.   A minimum score of 70% overall.

The performance examination is also "closed book" and requires actual demonstration of six of the required test methods and practices plus a verbal description of Practice C172/C172M (sampling). 


The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform (or describe, where allowed) all of  the required steps for each procedure.
Recertification is necessary every five years and requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.​

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Cods and Standards that require a Certified Field Test Personnel in the Job Site :

 

ACI Codes

​[] 214-11 Guide to Evaluation of Strength Test Results
[] 301-10 Specifications for Structural Concrete
[] 371R-08 Guide for Analysis, Design & Construction of Elevated Concrete Water Storage Tanks
[] 311.6 Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete Testing Services
[] 332 Guide to Residential Concrete Construction
[] 522R-10 Report on Pervious Concrete
[] 363.2R-11 Guide to QC/QA of High Strength Concrete
[] 304.6R Guide for Use of Volumetric-Measuring and Continuous Mixing Concrete Equipment
[] 305R-10 Guide to Hot Weather Concreting
[] 311.5-04 Guide for Concrete Plant Inspection & Testing of RMC
[] 318-11 & 14 Bldg Code Requirements for Structural Concrete
[] 302 Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction​


State Department of Transportations (DOTs):

AL AZ CA FL ID IL KS MD MN NC NV NY OH OR PA SD VA WY

​US Army Corps of Engineers USACOE 

 AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, Summer of 2016 )

 ASTM:  

[]  ASTM C94 Standard Specification for RMC

[] ASTM C1077 Std Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concete Aggregates & Evaluation of Agencies​​


Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

​​[] PCI (Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute) - Plant Certification
[] NRMCA (National Ready Mix Concrete Association) - Plant & Truck Program, Quality Cert Program
[] NPCCA
[] ACPA (American Concrete Pipe Association) Plant Certification
[] NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association) Plant Certification 

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ACI Certification Programs

Concrete Strength Testing Technician

Definition

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 A Concrete Strength Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of four basic laboratory procedures related to the determination of concrete compressive and flexural strength. 

Who Should Attend

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 Contractors, Municipalities, Engineers, Ready Mixed Industry - anyone involved in concrete and testing, or anyone requiring a re-certification (5 years maximum). 

Course Summary

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 The ACI Certification Program Concrete Strength Testing Technician has been developed for the purpose of certifying laboratory personnel who have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to perform, properly, capping and breaking of cylinders and breaking of beams. 

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Scope & Knowledge:

 The program requires a working knowledge of the following ASTM practices and test methods:

  

  • C617/C617M—Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens. 
  • C1231/C1231M—Unbonded Caps for Concrete Cylinders. 
  • C39/C39M—Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens. 
  • C78/C78M—Flexural Strength of Concerte.

Requirements:

 ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both of the following requirements:

A passing grade on the ACI written examination, and
Successful completion of the ACI performance examination.

The one-hour written examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 40 multiple-choice questions. There are at least eight questions on each of the practices and test methods. To pass the written examination, both of the following conditions must be met:

At least 60% correct for each of the required practices and test methods, and
A minimum score of 70% overall.

The performance examination is also closed-book and requires actual demonstration of the required practices and test methods. The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform all of the required steps for each procedure.

Recertification is necessary every five years* and requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations. 

Cods and Standards that require a Certified Field Test Personnel in the Job Site :

 ACI Codes & Standards 

 

  • 214-11 Guide to Evaluation of Strength Test Results.
  •  311.16 Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete Testing Services 
  •  332 Guide to Residential Concrete Construction 
  •  363.2R-11 Guide to QC/QA of High Strength Concrete 
  •  311.5-04 Guide for Concrete Plant Inspection & Testing of RMC 
  •  318-11 & 14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 

US Army Corps of Engineers USACOE
AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, summer of 2016)
Georgia State Building Code


ASTM
 

ASTM C39 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Concrete Specimens
ASTM C1077 Std Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrte Aggregates & Evaluation of Agencies
State DOTs

  • AZ 
  • FL

Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

NRMCA (National Ready Mix Concrete Association) - Plant & Truck Program, Quality Cert Program 

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ACI Certification Programs

Up Coming ACI Certification Programs

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  • Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1 
  • Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 2 
  • Aggregate/Soils Base Testing Technician 
  • Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 2 
  • Concrete Construction Special Inspector 
  • Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector

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